Why do women do that?

This was just a question that came into my head when I took the two shots of the women walking with their arms folded, in Cardiff last week. I don’t understand why they do it.

OK, I understand the Body Language is that it is a subconscious barrier or defence to someone. I don’t mean like these woman just standing there.

Or this woman who looks like she may be ready for an argument, and that is a typical female stance in this situation.

Or even this, where she has broken the folded arms as she is being inquisitive.

I mean walking with their arms folded. That’s what I don’t understand.

With a bit of sprint in her step with those arms folded.

I know some larger chested ladies have told me that it helps them with support, but that can’t be it.

The natural way of walking is that your arms are to your side, and as you walk faster, your arms begin to swing to aid momentum.

So I still don’t have an answer why women walk with their arms folded. Maybe you ladies have an answer for me.

7 thoughts on “Why do women do that?

  1. Stevi Faccenda-McEwan

    Maybe the are cold? I sometimes do it when I’m cold but it’s not comfortable for me so I don’t do it often x

    • Thanks for the heads up Stevi. I never thought of that, but I still don’t understand why women do it and I don’t see men doing it.

  2. I agree with Steve. It could be a defense against the cold.

    Another possibility is that they don’t want their arms to swing too much so they keep them crossed. When I was a teenager my dad said I swung my arms so wide when I walked that it reminded him of an ape. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ From that point on I always made sure to either have something in my hands, my hands in my pockets or my arms crossed.

    • See Tina, even though you were doing ape impressions ๐Ÿ™‚ you never resorted to folding your arms if you could find something else to do with them.

  3. steve

    Not sure where you see all the ladies with folded arms, here in Sicily that would mean putting both mobile and cigarette down – so uncool

    • I think the advent of the Mobile Phone sounded the death knell for seeing the occurrences of women walking with folded arms Steve. They have found something to do whilst walking. Texting!

  4. I guess it has something to do with the weather, because I didn’t notice that where I live ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I never do that, but I always have my camera in my hands…
    My favorite is the woman with the white coat, I like her expression.

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